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Social Skills Training.

Social Skills Training

Jed E. Baker, Ph.D. with Brenda Smith Myles

Autism Asperger Publishing Company

PO Box 23173

Shawnee Mission, KS 66283

193128220X $48.00

Clinical psychologist and social skills trainer Jed E. Baker, Ph.D. presents Social Skills Training: For Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communication Problems, an educational guide to helping young people with Asperger Syndrome (or other traits that make social interaction difficult) improve their socialization skills. Chapters include an overview of Asperger Syndrome (provided by Brenda Smith Myles), strategies for teaching social skills, behavior management recommendations, skill lessons, and activities, using sensitivity training and incentive programs to promote peer acceptance, and more. For example, to "bait the skill" of sharing, Social Skills Training recommends "Have students (or siblings) do an art project without giving separate materials to each. Have only one set of markers, one bottle of glue, etc., so that they must share." Or, "Give out snacks and pretend to run out, forcing students to share with each other. In case they do not share, have enough snacks on hand after all." Simple things such as talking on the telephone, greetings, dealing with losing, and much more. Every educator (or parent!) who works with autistic children should investigate Social Skills Training as a valuable reference and resource for teaching the crucial basics.

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Title Annotation:The Autism Shelf; Social Skills Training for Children and Adolescents with Asperger Syndrome and Social-Communications Problems
Publication:Internet Bookwatch
Article Type:Book review
Date:Nov 1, 2013
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